Freedom is the word

In the business perspective, one can tell that not everyone’s rights were considered and often they were shunned away because of their position at work or one is having personal problems to the other. Whatever the case is, the said traits cast an important mark on a company to offer their products to the customers and earn its reputation as a well-known business tycoon.

As for this blog, I will mention 3 topics which consists of the following:

  1. How one’s dignity can make a huge difference for a certain Sudanese woman being punished.
  2. A mother’s courage in an attempt to bring hope to her nation by taking her husband’s position as a politician.
  3. Pope John Paul II’s theory on human dignity and how is it related to work.

On an article entitled Dignity and Depravity written by Toni Morrison, it speaks of the unfair treatment brought on women that they ended up getting beat up for every rule they broke, regardless of one’s age and status. The same goes to this particular Sudanese woman Morrison wrote about. The author can’t help but express her feelings as to what happened in mixed emotions; both out of anger and admiration. She was furious on how people of her gender were treated this way despite the fact that most countries nowadays have now abandoned the rule of unequal treatment on women, except for Saudi Arabia and a few other states. Men around those places were considered the dominant ones while women were required to follow them all the time, without giving it a second thought in fear of being punished. But as for this woman, she refused to be under them and she got whipped severely because of this. And what it makes the whole situation more infuriating than it actually is was the fact how her violated rule was never confirmed so there was no further proof if she did really broke a rule in the first place or not. Alone and defenseless, the poor woman has no other option left but to let the whip cut through her skin without complaint. Or does she? Rather than accept defeat pathetically in letting the man whip her to death, she kept on rising despite screaming in pain and stumbling down to her feet as the whip cuts her flesh. This just proves how strong she really is. By defying someone’s orders, it’s as if she’s making a hint that there’s still hope in her case, along with other women in the crowd struggling with the same problem. And that, I believe, is true courage.

Upon reading Morrison’s article did I able to compare this to the business world. The said problem is similar to how most women around our age were degraded upon simply because for being who they are; as if being a woman is a burden that we ended up being punished for it severely. On the other hand, employees with a lower position were often disrespected by someone with a higher position. But did they ever give up? Of course not. Like the Sudanese woman, they kept on rising. They refused to be defeated and instead uses this treatment given to them as some sort of motivation to strive harder until they eventually got what they deserve; a higher position and salary at the workplace.

The next article is written by Christopher Dickey is similar to the previous one as it talks of women and their worth. This particular section answers the question: What would you do if you lost your loved one in a tragic death? One would usually stay silent and mourn their death privately, but this woman refused to do so.

Leah Rabin, an Israeli woman and a mother of two children, is the husband of Yitzhak Rabin, a politician. They met when Leah was still a high school student while Rabin was a 22 year old soldier. They got married 4 years later and bore two children, a girl and a boy. Leah was known as her husband’s trusted companion throughout the up’s and downs of his career; including diplomatic missions and wars. That is, until Ravin was assassinated in the middle of his political career some time when the couple received death threats before the killing, with the angry protestants heckling them by saying “Do you remember Mussolini and his mistress? That’s what we are going do to you!” It was then during her husband’s death did she decide to continue his footsteps as a political leader of their nation. Rather than stay silent, she chose to be heard by everyone through nudging fellow Israelis in giving them awareness and assurance that not all hope is lost. Her courage itself is enough to make them believe that there is still indeed hope left for everyone.

On the same writing, it can be compared to businessmen taking risks which can be an essential step towards success especially to entrepreneurs. This could perhaps be the most difficult journey for most people, but it can be worth it in the end, if you considered Rabin’s case.

Lastly, Rev. John J. Coughlin’s article entitled “Pope John Paul II and the Dignity of the Human being” speaks of how a person’s actions is related to the law similar on what it really means to be human. The law was then made as a basis to us humans in knowing what is morally right from wrong.

As of today, human dignity is still considered to be the most talked issue everywhere. From the 3 articles mentioned above, it’s clear that we are all entitled to our own rights and actions. Every detail to it has laws made for it, may it be on gender or at the workplace itself. People sometimes break this and blame society for it, even though they are part of the society they are taking blame of in the first place. So how do we fix this, you may ask? Easier said than done, but it really is up to us to stand up for ourselves and make a change which could be beneficial in the near future.



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